The speed limit on the stretch of road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash is expected to be reduced at a council meeting later.

Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the crash on the A149 near the Queen’s Sandringham estate on Thursday.

Witnesses said the duke’s Land Rover overturned during the collision, which happened as he drove out of a driveway.

Norfolk County Council was already due to discuss safety issues on the road before the crash took place.

The authority is expected to lower the maximum speed limit from 60mph to 50mph and approve installing average speed cameras on the road.

Witnesses said the duke was “conscious but very, very shocked and shaken” as he was helped out of the vehicle.

Two people in the other car involved in the crash were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries and have since been released.

There were 40 accidents, five of which were fatal, on the A149, which is the main route to the Norfolk coast, in the six years from 2012-2018.

A council report recommends lowering the maximum speed limit and installing average speed cameras along the road between the Knights Hill roundabout and Snettisham Рan idea originally proposed in 2015.

Residents have previously raised concerns about a number of junctions along the A149, which is used by more than 15,000 vehicles a day.

One woman, who did not want to be named, said younger drivers often used the road as “a rat run”.

Prince Phillip is back at Sandringham, where he has been staying with the Queen since Christmas, and has seen a doctor as a precaution.

Norfolk Police confirmed officers were called to the scene shortly before 15:00 GMT after a Land Rover and a Kia were involved in a collision.

The force said it was force policy to breath test drivers involved in collisions and both had provided negative readings.

The driver of the Kia suffered cuts, while the passenger sustained an arm injury, police said. Both were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in nearby King’s Lynn.

A woman who drove past the crash scene said she saw an ambulance and “a heavy police presence”.

She added: “I saw a black, 4×4 type car on its side and me and my son were like ‘oh my word, that doesn’t look good’.

“Obviously it looked quite smashed in. I’m quite amazed he [the duke] is okay actually.”

Prince Philip retired from public life in August 2017 having spent decades supporting the Queen and attending events for his own charities and organisations.

He did not attend the Royal Family’s Christmas Day service at Sandringham last month.